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Arvada Center General Audition Guidelines:

  • Please do not contact the production staff to schedule an appointment
  • A current headshot and résumé are required
  • Audio and video submissions will not be considered
  • Equity members must have a current equity ID card
  • Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition for all roles
  • To schedule or inquire about an audition, please call the Arvada Center Box Office at 720-898-7200

Auditions for A Year With Frog and Toad will be held on Monday, November 14, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Callbacks will be held on Tuesday, November 15.  A Year With Frog and Toad will be directed by David and Julie Payne, musical direction by Keith Ewer and choreography by Piper Arpan. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer, Musicals is Rod A. Lansberry.

Needed are experienced actors with strong character, vocal, and dance skills. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to audition. Roles are non-equity, paid positions.  Actors should prepare a 1 minute light hearted and family oriented monologue and 16 – 32 bars of an up-tempo or ballad musical theatre piece not from the show. Bring sheet music in the appropriate key, as an accompanist is provided. Use of CD or a cappella singing is not acceptable. A current résumé and headshot are required. 

Production Details:
Rehearsals for A Year With Frog and Toad will begin on Monday, January 16, 2017, rehearsing weekdays from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. The production opens on Thursday, February 2, running through May 19, 2017. Performances are Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. and noon, and various Saturdays at 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. For a complete schedule go to

A Year With Frog and Toad - Character Breakdown
7 Actors Needed – 4 Male, 3 Female. Several will need to play multiple characters. 



The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for the musical,  Jesus Christ Superstar in New York on December 15. Note: Denver auditions have already been held. The Arvada Center production will be directed by Rod A. Lansberry with musical direction by David Nehls, choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. The Producing Artistic Director of Musicals is Rod A. Lansberry.

General Audition Requirements:
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Good dancing abilities are required. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. A current headshot and résumé are required. Audio and video submissions will not be considered. Equity members must have a current equity ID card. This is an Equity LORT B production, non-equity actors will be considered. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles.

New York Auditions:
Wojcik/Seay Casting will coordinate the New York City auditions, to be held on December 15, 2016. To be considered for a New York audition, mail a hard copy of your headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in (if known) to the following address:

Wojcik/Seay Casting

Attn. Jesus Christ Superstar, Arvada CO production

247 West 38th Street 10th Floor

New York, NY 10018

NO CALLS PLEASE – qualified actors will be contacted to schedule an audition

Rehearsal and Performance Dates:

Rehearsals for Jesus Christ Superstar begin on Tuesday, February 28. The production opens Friday, March 24 and runs through April 16, 2017. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.

Jesus Christ Superstar Character Breakdown

Principal roles: All must have sustainable strong pop / rock voices.

Jesus Christ:  Tenor (A2-G5) Major pop /rock style singer . 20’s - 40’s. Any ethnicity

Judas Iscariot:  Tenor (D3-D5)  One of the twelve apostles  20’s - 40’s. Any ethnicity

Mary Magdalene:  Alto (F3-E♭5) A female follower of Jesus 20’s - 40’s. Any ethnicity

Pontius Pilate :Baritone (A2-B4)  Governor of Judea. 20’s - 40’s. Any ethnicity

Caiaphas:  Bass (C2-F4) High priest of Jerusalem. 20’s - 40’s. Any ethnicity

Annas:  Tenor (G2-D5)  Fellow priest at the side of Caiaphas. 20’s - 40’s. Any ethnicity

Peter: Baritone (G2-G4) One of 12 apostles. 20’s - 40’s. Any ethnicity

Simon Zealote: Tenor (G3-B4) ,One of 12 apostles. 20’s - 40’s. Any ethnicity

King Herod : Baritone The King of Galilee. 20’s - 40’s. Any ethnicity

Ensemble to play Disciples, Priests and Crowds – 20’s plus; must be singers who can easily sustain pop/rock stylings; should move very well.



The Arvada Center invites theatre artists to submit proposals for a musical, performance piece, devised work, or adaptation to be considered for inclusion in upcoming musical theatre seasons. Submissions should be complete and ready for readings, workshops or productions, and available for performance sometime after the 2016/2017 season. Members of the Arvada Center will choose several projects for further discussion and workshopping, with the goal of including at least one in a future season. Those selected may receive a Standard Production contract for a fully staged production, and contracts will be at the discretion of the Producing Artistic Director (Musicals) and Chief Operating Officer.

Guidelines for submission:

  • Submitters must have full underlying rights clearance of any pre-existing material used in the script
  • The musical cannot already be licensed through another licensing house, or have been produced on Broadway (shows that have had readings, workshops and/or productions including regional or Off Broadway are still eligible)
  • The Arvada Center is committed to working with local actors, directors, and designers, so that should be considered in project proposals.
  • The Arvada Center hopes to use this process to broaden its thinking about what theatre can be and whose voices it should include, so proposals that are different than previous Main Stage theatre productions are encouraged.

Anyone interested in submitting a proposal should send a description of their work to Producing Artistic Director of Musicals, Rod Lansberry at Please include:

  • Title page
  • Brief synopsis, including information on writers, agents, production/development history
  • Character breakdown
  • CD with track listings -- an accurate representation of the music and style of the show
  • Numbered pages
  • Demo track numbers must be included in the script where each track is to be played when reading
  • The complete script (all scenes, songs, and lyrics on the page)
  • Proof of rights:
    • If the musical contains any copyrighted material, please submit a signed letter from the authors and underlying rights representative stating that underlying rights have been secured
    • If the musical is wholly original, please submit a signed letter from the creators that the musical is original
    • If there is material that is now in the public domain, please submit a signed letter stating when the work entered the public domain

We expect writers to be hands-on throughout the process, from casting through Opening. Writers are expected to be at rehearsals as requested (starting approx. 24 days prior to Opening) and at all related events regarding readings,workshops and rehearsals. Must be comfortable working closely with the Director and Producer. Those selected may receive a Standard Production contract for a fully staged production of the piece. The contract will be at the discretion of the Artistic Producing Director (Musicals) and Chief Operating Officer.